About Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) was founded in 1865 as a private university located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. It is one among a small group of polytechnic universities in the United States which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.WPI also is one of the United States' first engineering and technology universities.
WPI's 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees. It is most well known for its engineering disciplines and is one of the top-ranked schools to attend for engineering in North America and the world over. The faculty of WPI works with students in several research areas, including biotechnology, fuel cells, information security, materials processing, and nanotechnology.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has ranked No. 1 by BusinessWeek in the nation for its part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, and No. 1 in the nation for student satisfaction in the program. In 2010, WPI undergraduate major IMGD ranked 7th out of hundreds of universities in Top Undergraduate Game Design Programs according to The Princeton Review and WPI managed to rank 6th for year 2011.